Case study Hyperbilirubinemia

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Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia or Neonatal Jaundice is one of the most common problems encountered in term newborns. Although up to 60 percent of term newborns have clinical jaundice in the first week of life.

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I. INTRODUCTIONNeonatal Hyperbilirubinemia or Neonatal Jaundice is one of the most common problems encountered in term newborns. Although up to 60 percent of term newborns have clinical jaundice in the first week of life. Jaundice is considered pathologic if it presents within the first 24 hours after birth.ABO incompatibility is a reaction of the immune system that occurs if two different and not compatible blood types are mixed together. ABO incompatibility disease afflicts newborns whose mothers are blood type O , and who have a baby with type A, B, or AB. Ordinarily, the antibodies (IgG) against the foreign blood types A and B that circulate in mother's bloodstream remain there, because they are of a type that is too large to pass easily across the placenta into the fetal circulation. Some fetal red cells always leak into mother's circulation across the placental. These fetal red cells stimulate the formation of a smaller type of anti-A or anti-B antibody which can pass into the baby's circulation and there cause the destruction of fetal red cells. The increased rate of destruction of red cells causes a subsequent increase in waste product production. This excess waste product, bilirubin, can overwhelm the normal waste elimination processes and lead to jaundice, the presence of excess bilirubin. On the other hand, sepsis in a newborn is an infection that spreads throughout the babys body. Sepsis occurs in less than 1 percent of newb

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